Review: Swedish beatmaker Blastikz and his Rotterdam counterpart Daybreaks have come together to create this beauty of a bumper EP. As per the Soul Deep manifesto, smooth rolling beats are the order of the day and these two never disappoint when it comes to soulful melodies. Taking it in turns to bring the sounds of summer to your speakers, each track is a tightly produced sliver of sunlight. Don't let the airy musicality fool you though, there are some seriously deep basslines at play in tracks like "Dust" and "End Of Time", giving these guys the edge over their soulful drum and bass counterparts. Ones to watch.
Review: Soul Deep touch down in the UK for a trio of treats from Sheffield duo Motional. Two rerubs, one original, three distinctive, full-flavoured vibes: "Horizon" hums with the power of late 2000s Sub Focus, rolls its kicks like Culture Shock and ripples with mild Logistics delicacy. Refix-wise "The Last Time" is a space-exploring reese-laden stepper that wouldn't look out of place on Formation while "One More Time" fuses soul elements with an alien, sinewy bassline that snipes as it ducks and weaves. All corners covered, this is another great statement of intent for the rising northern D&B powerhouse.